Bingo is a game of chance and therefore like other online games, it does involve some risk. However if you plan your budget well, you can reduce those risks considerably. This Blog is designed to give you guidance on how to stay within your bingo budget, so that you can continue to play bingo without getting into financial difficulty.
You will find that you can enjoy the game more if you have no budgeting burden to worry about. When you make a deposit, check the bingo sites to find the best option for you. Bigger bonuses are often available but to secure them you will need to pay a bigger deposit. Say you deposit £20 to receive a £10 bonus, your bingo budget will amount to £30 to play with. Here are some top tips to help you manage your bingo budget and make it last.
Check The Depositing Bonus
Start by considering the size of the bonus when deciding how much to deposit. Bonus amounts will vary according to a number of criteria:
- The size of your deposit – The more you deposit, the bigger your bonus.
- Promotional codes – So if you have a promotional code, insert it in the box marked “Code.” which is often found in the banking section, just before you make a deposit.
- Happy Hour Bonuses – Try asking the staff on Live Help if they have any special offers available before you deposit. There is often a chance that they will make you a better offer than you would receive using the normal banking procedures.
- Some bingo sites also offer a No Deposit Bingo Bonus and they are certainly worth taking a look at to help you stay within your bingo budget.
- Look For Free Bingo
A number of bingo sites offer Free Bingo so check them out first. Plus it’s certainly worth checking out any new bingo site to find out if you can play “Free Bingo” games with them too. Try and get into the habit of playing these frequently because any money you win is extra funding for your account and of course extra funds mean your budget will stretch even further.
Play Low Value Bingo Games
Try playing bingo games that have low stakes, such as penny bingo and 5p or 10p games. If you limit yourself to buying just one strip of six tickets per game and you win, you can use your winnings to buy more.
The more you play low-value games, the more you will have a feel for how many tickets you need to buy. For example, if you have six tickets but you’re nowhere near winning the game, then buy another six to bring your total to 12.
Remember that no matter how many tickets you have, it only takes one ticket to win. However the more tickets you have, the better your chances of winning.
Play The Chat Games
Chat games typically offer more bonuses to winners and whilst bonuses can vary, winners are usually guaranteed a minimum bonus of £1 and it could be more.
In a chat game, a chat host plays with the bingo players in a bingo chat room. One example of a Chat game is the Lucky Number Chat Game where a player picks a number between 1 and 90. This is their lucky number for the entire game. You wait for the caller to announce your number and if you are the first person to type “Lucky Number” and your chosen number into the “chat” box, you will win a bonus.
If you haven’t tried a Chat Game yet, then it’s certainly worthwhile having a go.
Play Higher Value Games & Jackpots
Whilst higher-value games involve higher-priced tickets, they do pay out a higher number of prizes too. If you stick to a minimum ticket amount of say, between £3 and £6, the chances are that you won’t exceed your budget. If you win, however, you can use your winnings to buy more tickets and play the jackpot games. There are a number of jackpot game, but the two main ones are the Progressive Jackpot and the Pre-set Jackpot.
A Progressive Jackpot is set at around 45 numbers and grows as players buy tickets for the game. A percentage of the price of the tickets goes into the pot and prizes range from about £200 to £4,000 or more. To win the prize, you need to win the overall game in 45 numbers or fewer. (The required total of numbers will be stated at the time of game play). Once the jackpot has been won, the pot starts all over again.
A Pre-Set Jackpot game is like a sliding jackpot game, because the prize amount goes down by one number if the big prize isn’t won. But you’re sure to get a good high value prize if you play this type of game.
Let’s say you win the bingo game on 44 numbers and you win the jackpot which is worth £25,000. But if you win the game on 45 numbers then you could win £15,000. Or if you win on 46 numbers, then the prize could be £10,000. And if nobody wins the jackpot prize, but you win the bingo game on 48 to 90 numbers, you receive £2,500.
This guideline has been created to help you stick to a sensible bingo budget. If you follow the tips outlined above then, you will get the best from your bingo gaming experience.
It’s never a good idea to spend more than you had intended on any online bingo site, so play responsibly. That doesn’t mean you can’t have the best experience ever, though!